Parañaque organizes Diocesan Olympics for clergy and youth

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PARAÑAQUE City, May 28, 2013—Instead of the annual advocacy fun run “Takbo Para Kay Kristo,” the Diocesan Commission on Youth (DCOY) of Parañaque diocese is organizing the DCOYLYMPICS 2013 as a venue for young people and the clergy to bond with one another.

Participating priests and young people are expected to engage in fun-filled activities coupled with formation.

Slated on June 8 and 12, the two-day activity will have different games injected with formation inputs in order to deepen the youth’s understanding of Faith and the Eucharist as the diocese celebrates the Year of Faith as well as the Year of the Eucharist.

According to Peter Pardo, the diocesan youth coordinator, formation program will be injected during Pinoy games that include basketball, volleyball and different Pinoy games.

“For example, in the game 4 pictures 1 word, words to be used and pictures will be inserted with words and pictures in relation to Faith and Eucharist,” Pardo said.

“Formation program on the other hand will focus on the Year of Faith and the Year of the Eucharist. Teams for the games will be named after youth Saints,” Pardo added.

He stressed that the annual run’s objectives were already achieved, prompting the youth commission of the diocese to provide an opportunity for priests and young people to bond, thus, organizing an Olympics.

“Takbo Para Kay Kristo” run was held from 2010 to 2012 following the 3 year objective of the diocese which are good governance (2010), pro-life (2011), and environment (2012).

Themed “Faith Factor” DCOYLYMPICS will be joined by young people from 6 vicariates in the diocese.

Venue of the games and the culmination mass on June 12 will be at the St. Joseph Parish (known to be the house of the Bamboo Organ) in Las Piñas City.

Parañaque Bishop Jesse Mercado will celebrate the culmination mass. (Jandel Posion)

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